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Nihon Buyo Dancer Hanayagi Toshinami, National Treasure, Dies at 93

September 12, 2018

Tokyo- Hanayagi Toshinami, a noted performer of “nihon buyo” classical Japanese dance and a designated living national treasure, died of old age in Tokyo early Tuesday morning. She was 93. Born in the capital, Toshinami, whose real name was Teruko

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Japan Team Plans Another Experiment to Reproduce Ancient Voyage

September 11, 2018

Tokyo- A Japanese team pursuing a multiyear project to figure out how humans came to the Japanese archipelago 30,000 years ago is planning another experiment next summer with a new approach: a dugout canoe. In the project, which started in

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Mirrorless Cameras Putting SLRs in Shade in Japan

September 7, 2018

Tokyo- Mirrorless cameras are overtaking long-beloved single-lens reflex cameras in popularity in Japan, with their shipments ranking first in the domestic market for interchangeable lens digital cameras in January-June this year. With their lightweight bodies and enhanced shooting capabilities, they

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Uber Launches Taxi-Hailing Service in Nagoya

September 7, 2018

Nagoya- U.S. ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc. said Thursday that it has started a taxi-hailing service in Nagoya, central Japan, with local taxi operator Fuji Taxi Group. Uber launched full-fledged taxi-hailing business for the first time in the country, although

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World Grieves over End of Repair Services for Sony’s PS2

September 5, 2018

London- The world is saddened as the Sony Corp. group has ended repair services for its PlayStation 2 video game console, which was launched nearly 20 years ago. “It is officially the end of days for one of the most

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Largest Complete Dinosaur Skeleton in Japan Shown

September 5, 2018

Mukawa, Hokkaido- Announcing the completion of time-consuming work to “clean” fossils, a research team in the northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido unveiled on Tuesday what they claim to be the largest skeleton of a whole dinosaur in Japan. Through the work

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“Super Volunteer” Obata Honored by His Town

September 4, 2018

Hiji, Oita Pref.- Haruo Obata, called a “super volunteer,” was honored on Monday by the town of Hiji, Oita Prefecture, for his actions and spirit of volunteerism, after he surprised many people by finding a missing two-year-old boy last month

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Japanese Girl, 11, Makes Pro Debut in Classical Indian Dance

September 4, 2018

New Delhi- A Japanese girl has made her debut as a professional performer in a style of classical Indian dance at just 11 years old. Kaname Tomiyasu, who moved to the South Asian nation for her father’s work, celebrated her

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